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#1006 casandra

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:10 AM

Yup...it is from Whitman's Leaves of Grass which was largely influenced by Emerson (his essay Nature etc) and the transcendental movement...actually- Thoreau, Emerson and Whitman are regarded as the transcendental poets..and did you mean Yeats not belonging to the 19th century (bec he's 20th century) bec Emerson is sooo 19th century...Posted Image

your turn again dr H...

Edited by casandra, 05 March 2013 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

okay (but I'd have guessed the others, I only remember poems in that book, which was a reason not to read it Posted Image )
anyway:

It was when he turned on the feeble electric light that the shock came. At once he saw there was something on the table which did not belong there, and a second look left no room for doubt.

English, 20th century
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:34 AM

mystery or horror? I'd go with mystery first- Ngaio Marsh' Artist in Crime? :lol:
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

nope, and well it could be a baby a nice woman forgot, and therefore romantic comedy or for me horror Posted Image
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:46 AM

nope, and well it could be a baby a nice woman forgot, and therefore romantic comedy or for me horror Posted Image

romantic comedy? you? :lol:
ok, how about one of your favourites: Miller's Tropic of Cancer and I can speculate what was on the table...:D
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

also wrong, better look in your earlier direction(s) Posted Image
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:15 AM

also wrong, better look in your earlier direction(s) Posted Image

ok...let me think about this then and get back to you and this thread.....:lol:
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:34 AM

something by Roald Dahl ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:57 AM

Road Dahl is not bad but it's not humorous in any way (no book of this author AFAIK), but it's dark too, even darker Posted Image
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Perhaps something from H P Lovecraft or E A Poe?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:04 PM

yes finally you come closer...so the author is mentioned now...Posted Image I wonder if you want to guess the story as there are many short stories of him
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:14 PM

and I was gonna guess R Matheson"s Hell House...:P so you have to give more clues ..is it a novella?
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

In that case it has to be HP, Poe didn't write all that many stories.

It could be "The Whisperer in Darkness", or "The lurking fear" but there are so many.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

yes a short story from HP...about how to study not Posted Image

Edited by hobglobin, 06 March 2013 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

Dunwich Horror is the only one I can think of that is focussed on the learning side of things.




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